Omark Gaining Clearance

Lowetide
November 08 2010 07:05AM

This is Linus Omark in an Oilers uniform. The OKC Baron had a huge game yesterday and is now one of the AHL's top scorers.  

The highlights of the game are here and the story is here and here.

 

GOAL #1

GOAL #3

GOAL #4

GOAL #5

GOAL #6 (Shoot out)

Omark now has 10 goals on the season, tying him for first in the AHL. He is tied for 5th in points. Omark is behind a plethora of gifted young players on the Oilers depth chart, but nights like this one are going to force the issue sooner than later.

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#1 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
November 08 2010, 07:08AM
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Wow. Who was the Safeway Score and Win winner?

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#2 Horcoffstwinsister
November 08 2010, 08:27AM
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The Era of FISTing is now over :)

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#3 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
November 08 2010, 10:44AM
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Soft Hands McSteeley - FIST Movement wrote:

Disagree.... A post at 7am is just too early for us FISTers. I will now refresh ON at least 17 times/min in hopes of turning that :) into :'(

I have the advantage of a 1-hour time difference here in Manitoba. By the time this article had been posted I'd already been at work for half an hour.

My post was solely to disrupt the "FIST!".

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#4 AlbertaMan
November 08 2010, 12:31PM
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Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things wrote:

I have the advantage of a 1-hour time difference here in Manitoba. By the time this article had been posted I'd already been at work for half an hour.

My post was solely to disrupt the "FIST!".

You Sir, are an every day hero.

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#5 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
November 08 2010, 08:17AM
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Slick wrote:

wow he totally bobbled the puck on the shootout. I'm surprised he was able to recover like that. I bet most guys would panic a little bit and maybe scramble to just get a shot off!

Did you see the speed he had when he hit the puck at centre, though? Our SO regulars could learn a thing or two.

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#6 QZAL
November 08 2010, 09:56AM
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@Ribs

Meanwhile, Ryan Kesler, Mike Richards, Corey Perry, Loui Eriksson, Patrice Bergeron and Shae Weber all selected after Marc Poulliot in 2003 draft are All all starts and played in last olympics. Pouliot was an absolute 1st round bust, don't talk him up.

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#7 The Real Scuba Steve
November 08 2010, 07:29AM
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He could really help us in the shootouts.

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#8 Slick
November 08 2010, 08:01AM
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wow he totally bobbled the puck on the shootout. I'm surprised he was able to recover like that. I bet most guys would panic a little bit and maybe scramble to just get a shot off!

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#9 Reggie
November 08 2010, 08:03AM
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I like this from the game notes:

Oklahoma City was 1-for-7 on the penalty kill Sunday evening. The Barons entered the game ranked first in the AHL and have now allowed just six power play goals in 76 times short. Oklahoma City has killed 65 of the last 69 opponent’s power play opportunities (94.2 percent) in the last 14 games.

Also, the did score 3 PP goals included the one that same the game into OT with 47 seconds left.

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#10 loosemoose
November 08 2010, 08:21AM
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5 comments in and no FIST!!! WTF?!?

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#11 CurtisS
November 08 2010, 08:27AM
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Tambellini like it

"What a night. That's a season's worth for some players"

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#12 Max Powers - Team HME Evans
November 08 2010, 08:39AM
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6?!?! Whoa, way to get your name out there. He could be forcing the issue sooner than we think.

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#13 RLH
November 08 2010, 08:43AM
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I'd like to say that I was disappointed. I started out listening to this game last night, and when the Barons looked pretty flat for the first period I switched to the Oiler game. Now, sure it would have been good enough to watch the AHL goalfest, but I think the Oil game was more worth my time.

Interesting to note that OKC seems to have the same shots on goal and GA issues that the Oilers do, but they have an Offense that is winning them games (last night being excepted).

Glad to see an article like this today, LT. Now I need someone to write about the great work our fourth line is doing, and my ON day will be perfect.

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#14 Sheldon "Oilers Fan for Life!!!"
November 08 2010, 08:43AM
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@Max Powers - Team HME Evans

Max is your Avatar your kid? he's cute! He has great taste in onesies!

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#15 Woogie
November 08 2010, 08:52AM
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Too bad this was not during an Oiler for the $1,000,000 safeway score and win contest.

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#16 common sense
November 08 2010, 09:00AM
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Last guy to score 5 goals in a game was Jiri Tlusty. To score 5 goals and then the winner in the SO, well that's incredible in any league at any level.

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#17 Max Powers - Team HME Evans
November 08 2010, 09:08AM
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@Sheldon "Oilers Fan for Life!!!"

Yeah, she's mine. She's getting to be less androgynous every day now. lol.

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#18 Chris.
November 08 2010, 09:34AM
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There is nothing wrong with flip flopping... Omark is becomming something of a pleasant surprise. It's too bad the Oilers are already so small up front.

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#19 PabstBR55
November 08 2010, 09:37AM
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Hands. Gotta love the hands.

Unlike the Cogliano's and Benoit Pouliots of the world who get by on badass speed, hands will score you goals at any level.

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#20 OvenChicken8 - Team JSBM
November 08 2010, 09:42AM
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@PabstBR55

It's true, just look at Eberle and how all the nay sayers were saying he doesn't have the footspeed to be in the NHL.

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#21 Ribs
November 08 2010, 09:44AM
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Meanwhile, Marc Pouliot sits third in AHL scoring with eighteen points in four less games than Omark.

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#22 Dan the Man
November 08 2010, 09:59AM
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Slick wrote:

wow he totally bobbled the puck on the shootout. I'm surprised he was able to recover like that. I bet most guys would panic a little bit and maybe scramble to just get a shot off!

I kind of thought the bobble might have been on purpose to throw the goalie off....or is that crazy?

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#23 DK0
November 08 2010, 10:12AM
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@Dan the Man

Yeah i kind of saw it as an attempt to get the goalie to dive out for the poke check. Just a quick deke to either side and you've got a sure goal.

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#24 Steve Smith
November 08 2010, 10:18AM
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@QZAL

Jason Soules, Scott Allison, Joe Hulbig, Nick Stajduhar, Jason Bonsignore, Steve Kelly, Michel Riesen, Michael Heinrich, Jani Rita, Alexei Mikhnov, and Jesse Niinimaki were first round busts. Pouliot was actually one of the organization's better first round picks of the last couple of decades: sort of in the Boyd Devereaux/Rob Schremp class, where he'll probably have an NHL career of some kind, albeit well short of what you'd hope for from a first rounder.

At this particular moment he's probably a better hockey player than Linus Omark. Of course, he's also two years older.

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#25 Soft Hands McSteeley - FIST Movement
November 08 2010, 10:27AM
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Horcoffstwinsister wrote:

The Era of FISTing is now over :)

Disagree.... A post at 7am is just too early for us FISTers. I will now refresh ON at least 17 times/min in hopes of turning that :) into :'(

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#26 Johan
November 08 2010, 10:36AM
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Dan the Man wrote:

I kind of thought the bobble might have been on purpose to throw the goalie off....or is that crazy?

The bobble is totally on purpose. He did the same thing in summer training back in Lulea, Sweden this summer. He's got a few crazy ideas that guy.

Really miss him in the swedish league!!!

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#27 The Other John
November 08 2010, 05:17PM
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Steve Smith

"Pouliot was actually one of the organization's better first round picks of the last couple of decades"

Your statement might be absolutely true (pre Magnificent Bastard) but only because the Oilers were such a terrible team when it came to the draft. They must have simply thrown darts at the predraft board of prospects. He would probably be one of Detroit's worse ever draft picks but they would not have taken him in the round taken.

He did very very little as an Oiler and mostly just tantalized us with 5 -6 game stretches of potential. When you are 24 it is no longer potential it is what it is

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#28 jr_christ
November 08 2010, 07:00PM
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Steve Smith wrote:

Jason Soules, Scott Allison, Joe Hulbig, Nick Stajduhar, Jason Bonsignore, Steve Kelly, Michel Riesen, Michael Heinrich, Jani Rita, Alexei Mikhnov, and Jesse Niinimaki were first round busts. Pouliot was actually one of the organization's better first round picks of the last couple of decades: sort of in the Boyd Devereaux/Rob Schremp class, where he'll probably have an NHL career of some kind, albeit well short of what you'd hope for from a first rounder.

At this particular moment he's probably a better hockey player than Linus Omark. Of course, he's also two years older.

It's a disgrace for Pouliot to be in the minors right now. Omark is there to learn about the game in North America.

BIG difference.

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#29 charlamov
November 08 2010, 07:11PM
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omark has delivered in every leauge he has played in + team sweden!people who crying that he need a year in the ahl what a bs, soon you have a new leauge (maybee poland) there he must prove himself. oilers organisation must be retarded not give the kid a fair chance in nhl and they have proved so year after year. i really hope omark can get away from the oilers and continue his success in a another nhl-team.

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#30 Reach Advantage
November 09 2010, 12:26AM
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Nice, goes to the front of the net, in traffic!

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